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Serena, Federer get top billing

WIMBLEDON, JUNE 16. Despite being ranked only 10th in the world, Serena Williams will be seeded No. 1 for Wimbledon.

The seedings were more straightforward for the men, with the top four following the rankings.

Defending champion and top-ranked Roger Federer is No. 1, followed by Andy Roddick. Guillermo Coria, the losing finalist in the French Open, is No. 3, with 2002 Wimbledon runner-up David Nalbandian at No. 4.

Bhupathi-Mirnyi

duo seeded third

India's Mahesh Bhupathi and his Belarussian partner Max Mirnyi have been seeded third, while Leander Paes, who will play with Czech Republic's David Rikl, is seeded 11th in men's doubles.

The seedings (top 16):

Men: 1. Roger Federer; 2. Andy Roddick; 3. Guillermo Coria; 4. David Nalbandian; 5. Tim Henman; 6. Juan Carlos Ferrero; 7. Lleyton Hewitt; 8. Rainer Schuettler; 9. Carlos Moya; 10. Sebastien Grosjean; 11. Mark Philippoussis; 12. Sjeng Schalken; 13. Paradorn Srichaphan; 14. Mardy Fish; 15. Nicolas Massu; 16. Jiri Novak.

Women: 1. Serena Williams; 2. Anastasia Myskina; 3. Venus Williams; 4. Amelie Mauresmo; 5. Lindsay Davenport; 6. Elena Dementieva; 7. Jennifer Capriati; 8. Svetlana Kuznetsova; 9. Paola Suarez; 10. Nadia Petrova; 11. Ai Sugiyama; 12. Vera Zvonareva; 13. Maria Sharapova; 14. Silvia Farina Elia; 15. Patty Schnyder; 16. Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi. — AP

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